Late Classic: A boat built after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year. (In 2016, the Late Classic period ends with boats built in 1991.) The age classifications that are used by the Antique and Classic Boat Society are listed on the ACBS Boat Classification page. You can also find the…Details
That equates to about 12,000 individual members. You do not need to own a boat to belong – just love boats and boating. Membership has its benefits. Those advantages will be featured in the news in the coming posts. One benefit is access to a large (and growing) library of videos about “How To” do…Details
Billie Bea II is a 1939 Earl Barnes Torpedo. Al McEwan, a member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter, contributed these pictures. “I thought that everyone would enjoy seeing a few photos of a very special boat. It is a 1936 22′ Earl Barnes. The owner is Dave Clarke of San Diego.” The Billie Bea II is…Details
The 2016 ACBS Award for the highest percentage growth went to Smith Mountain Lake Chapter. The ACBS Awards committee records the number of memberships per chapter each July 1st. This year Smith Mountain Lake came to the top with the largest percentage gained. Obviously, an effort had been made to share the benefits of Chapter…Details
All members of ACBS are invited! The Antique and Classic Boat Society Board of Directors will be holding its annual Planning Meeting in Chicago October 28-30, 2017. All members of ACBS are welcome to be part of this interesting meeting. In fact, Chapter Presidents each have one vote in the decision-making. For on-site lodging, call…Details
Have you looked lately? Maybe you should look at the Classifieds every day. There are over 40 Classified Ads on this ACBS website. Ads come from ACBS members, and often others – maybe from someone cleaning their uncle’s barn. You never know. You may search by a category, such as inboard, motors, etc. Make this…Details
What’s the rest of the story? This great picture was sent to the website, but with no caption. Replies are welcome. The Classic 15 foot Lyman is a 1951 Runabout with a 1952 Kiekhaefer KG-9 Thunderbolt, 4 cyl 25 hp outboard engine. It is the only 1951 Lyman Runabout registered with ACBS. The picture was submitted by…Details
but sometimes it’s more about the people! The Tidewater Chapter of ACBS presented the “President’s Cup” to George Frayne. The 13th annual Antique and Traditional Small Boat Show on September 17th provided the appropriate setting for the presentation of the Antique and Classic Boat Society Tidewater Chapter’s “President’s Cup” to George W. Frayne, Director Emeritus…Details
Job Description – Executive Director The Antique & Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS), founded in January 1975, is seeking a full-time Executive Director. This person will assume leadership of the Administrative Staff and will report directly to the Society President and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. The organization is evolving from…Details
This is “Beep”, a 1936 8’ Jacoby Flyaway with an Evinrude 2 cylinder 6.5 HP engine. The boat is owned by the estate of Jane Bartlett, the owner/driver, who raced the boat into the 1960’s. Frank Mizer from Brick, NJ showed the boat at the Philadelphia Chapter’s ACBS show at the Yacht Club of Stone…Details
Among the many spectators at the 2016 ACBS International Boat Show were many photographers.
Thank you, Surgail Leonardas, for sharing these beautiful photos of the gorgeous Rivas that were at the Show.